- What's the name of your Etsy shop?
- What types of products do you sell?
- What is your favorite item in your shop today?
- How did you find out about Etsy? Where you a buyer before a seller?
- Are you involved with any of the Etsy teams?
I'm also a member of Cafemom, IowaEtsy , and Sateam [Starving Artists]
I did a lot of stringing with cheaper seed beads when I was a kid. In my teen years I did a lot of hemp necklaces. As a grown up jewelry maker, I have found a love in Delica and Toho seed beads.
- Everyone knows images are important when selling on the internet. What's your procedure for taking photos of your products? Do you have any tips on taking better photographs?
- Are selling your products a full-time job, or do you have an additional occupation, outside the home?
- We are all looking for good marketing advice. What's the best tip or trick you can share with us?
Marketing is tricky - you can spend a lot time marketing and not creating or you can create with little marketing. I tend to do marketing I enjoy. I love to Twitter and do Flickr. Beadspace is awesome for beadweavers.
- Where can people find out more about you - do you have a blog, website, instant messaging account?
OK, the storybeader's turn. My favorites are the cuffs that Krystal weaves. I love the look and idea of all those itsy-bitsy beads, making something so beautiful. I've started beadweaving, and found it's really hard to make something look random, like she does with her Harvest Bracelet (right). Think this is my favorite sort of clasp too. It's so organic and fits the piece so well. Good job, and a great price!